2014-04-10 / Front Page

Former MCHS basketball star dies in Park

Monday, April 14, 2014, 8:40 a.m. - The Mariposa County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man who reportedly fell to his death in Yosemite National Park over the weekend.

The sheriff's office reports that on Friday, April 11, it received information from  the family of Jeffrey Moore, 36, of Mariposa. Family members stated they were concerned about his (Jeffrey's) welfare and reported him missing.

Jeffery's apartment was checked without result, and Yosemite National Park officials were notified as the family thought Jeffrey might be in the Park. Deputies traveled Highway 140 to the Park boundary, checking camping areas, but were unable to locate him.

Mid-morning on Saturday, April 12, the sheriff's office was contacted by a family member who had found Jeffery's vehicle parked near Tunnel View in the Park. The sheriff's office relayed the information to Park law enforcement, who initiated a search.

Later the same day, Moore's deceased body was located below a nearby cliff face.

Moore was a standout basketball player at Mariposa County High School.

According to Mariposa County Sheriff Doug Binnewies, the investigation is ongoing.

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Rest in peace Jeff. May you

Rest in peace Jeff. May you find the peace in death that you could not on earth.

We lost a beautiful person

We lost a beautiful person this weekend. I love you Jeffy. Grandpa Eddie and grandma Jan are there waiting for you. ..good night honey

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